Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Alexander Collie and Co

From Graces Guide

of Manchester and London

See also Alexander Collie.

Alexander Collie & Co. purchased the SS Giraffe (built by J. and G. Thomson as a fast Glasgow-Belfast packet for the Burns Line) for their blockade-running fleet in the American Civl War. They were persuaded by blockade-runner Lieutenant John Wilkinson (Confederate Stares Navy) to sell her to the Confederate States Navy. She was renamed CSS Robert E. Lee.

1870 Description of packing machinery made by E. T. Bellhouse and Co for the cotton textile warehouse of Alexander Collie and Co in Manchester (steam engine, boilers, cisterns, hydraulic pumps and presses, shafting, gears, etc.[1].

The firm committed fraud and crashed in 1875 with liabilities of £2,000,000 due to .[2]. Alexander Collie jumped bail and left the country.


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Engineering, 4 Nov 1870
  2. [2] Mealsgate.org.uk website - Millionaire's Row